Sarah Williams on How To Take The First Step To Living Your Dreams

It’s about either letting fear own you or you taking control of your own fear and facing those fears
— Sarah Williams

Do you have big dreams? An ambitious goal? Is fear, overwhelm or lack of motivation stopping you from turning them into reality? Or perhaps something else?

So many of us have great dreams, ambitions, ideas, passions and personal goals. But why is it, that we often shy away from following the life we’d love to live? Why is that fear holds us back?

I am very excited to kick off the series with my wonderful friend Sarah Williams! 

Sarah is a blogger, podcaster and motivational speaker, Marathon Des Sables 2016 finisher and an incredible role model to all women and girls.

Sarah walks us through her inspirational story so far and what she has learnt from interviewing over 100 women. 

So get ready to receive lots of juicy golden nuggets of actions that we can take immediately, to unleash our best self.

Caveat: Do not Google ‘Marathon Des Sables feet’!

In this episode you'll learn

  • Why we should all ‘Be The Egg’!

  • Sarah’s top 3 take aways from chatting to over 100 women who’ve completed challenges

  • Strategies to over come fear

You'll also learn

  • The process of achieving balance

  • How challenging yourself can positively impact your mental and physical health

  • Setting and achieving your goal

Listen here

QUESTION OF THE DAY: What was your favourite quote or lesson from this episode? Please let me know in the comments :)

Show Notes

Overcoming Fear

[1:40] Introducing Sarah

[3:50] The top 3 things Sarah’s learnt from chatting to over 100 women who’ve completed tough challenges

[6:20] 2 Common strategies used to overcome fear

Marathon Des Sables

[10:13] Why Sarah signed up for the Marathon Des Sables

[12:00] How Sarah stayed motived while training

[16:50] Achieving balance

[20:50] ‘Be The Egg’ Mantra

Tough Challenges and Health

[25:00] How adventures and sporting events positively impact our mental health

[30:25] Challenges and Business

[32:45] Self Belief and Self Confidence

Pushing Your Boundaries

[34:23] Challenging yourself

[36:00] Sarah’s Daily Podcast

[40:00] 7 Goals in 2017

[41:00] Wild Fire Questions

[49:40] Sarah reveals exciting future plans

Selected Links from the Episode

Find Sarah here

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Tough Girl Podcast

Appalachian Trail 2017 in 100 Days!

7 Women 7 Challenges 2017 

Tough Girl Daily Podcast 

Tough Girl Extra 

Podcasts mentioned in this episode

Tough Girl Podcast with Ali Mahoney  

Tough Girl Podcast with Emma Timmis

Tough Girl Podcast with Jo Bradshaw

Tough Girl Podcast with Nikki Kimble

Tough Girl Podcast with Parys Edwards

Dirt In Your Skirt

Anna McNuff's Adventure Queens

The Tim Ferriss Show

The School Of Greatness

Living Unconventionally

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Cover photo credit: David Altabev